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Dostoevsky's The Double

An Anxious government clerk meets a strange lookalike who is daring, romantic, and brash – a success at everything the clerk fumbles. Is it really his double, or could he just be paranoid? An ingenious Molotov comedy cocktail filled with laughter, obsession, and original live music, this Dora Mavor Moore Award-winning dark satire features the dazzling prose of Dostoëvsky, over-the-top physical comedy, and outrageously entertaining performances by a brilliant cast of three.

An outlandish riff on the eternal search for personal identity and social status, The Double will make you cringe with compassion… as you double over with laughter.


The Double has been nominated for 7 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, including Outstanding Direction, Ensemble and Musical Score. It won for Outstanding Lighting Design. It was remounted at Tarragon Theatre, toured across Ontario including a sold out run at the National Arts Centre in May 2015. In 2015/16 we will be touring to Victoria, BC and Hudson, QC. 


Directed by Adam Paolozza

Created and Performed by Adam Paolozza,

Arif Mirabdolbaghi & Viktor Lukawski

Music by Arif Mirabdolbaghi 

Set Design Ken Mackenzie

Light Design André Du Toit 

Sound Design Charles Ketchabaw 

Associate Director Lisa Marie DiLiberto 

Creative Collaborator Norah Sadava 

Photos Lacey Creighton 



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